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Showing posts with label Marbling. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marbling. Show all posts

7/14/12

Back to Draggin'

Good morning!

It's been a while since my last nail art post but I have something semi interesting to post today. After attempting my last drag marble nail art, I wanted to do more. It's actually really fun once you get the hang of it!

I bought Essie Mojito Madness on Copious.com (for only $0.01!) but I didn't really know how I wanted to incorporate it into a design...that is until I realized that drag marbling literally takes five minutes.


For this manicure I used Zoya Kendal as the base. Then I applied thick vertical stripes of Zoya Robyn and Essie Mojito MadnessRobyn in the middle and Mojito Madness on either side. Then I took my needle and dragged it through the stripes horizontally, switching which side I started from each time. You must alternate which side you start from or you will not get this pattern. I finished off with a ridiculously thick and bubbly  top coat.

I wore this for a record breaking four days, people!

7/6/12

Doin' Drag

Hello, hello!

I tried my hand at drag marbling again! People make it look so easy but it definitely takes time and patience! I had to redo several fingers and I'm still not 100% happy with it.

I do think it turned out way better than my last one, which you can see here. This time I actually made a nice little pattern out of it!


For this manicure I used a white cream as the base. Then I created stripes on each nail, applying thickly and not thin layers. I used Barielle Soul-er Powered (yellow) and Revlon Garden (green) for the stripes. Using a toothpick (you can also use a needle or striper brush) I went down horizontally, then up and back down to create this pattern. There are many great videos you can search for on Youtube if you'd like to learn how to do this method.

I will definitely be trying out more patterns in the future! This is a great alternative to water marbling. 

6/30/11

Green/Blue Drag Marble Nail Art

Good morning everyone!

Today's manicure is this simple design I created by using a toothpick and nail polish. I'll (try to) explain how I created this design below for those of you who are new to this technique.

This actually turned out a lot better than it looks in the picture. After I applied Seche Vite the bubbles thought they'd take a nice vacation on my nails.


For this manicure I used China Glaze Pelican Gray as the base. I drew two, vertical black lines to each nail and then went to work! I reapplied the base color inside the lines then I dropped small dots of Zoya Breezi and Sally Hansen Green With Envy. For my length of nails, two dots of each was enough. I took my toothpick and gently moved (or dragged) the nail polish around to my desired design. After I did all my nails like this I added a topcoat.

For a better idea of how to drag marble, you can watch this tutorial.

Like my last post, "Diva Nails", I removed this manicure soon after creating it. I actually wore this design for about 20 minutes before deciding to remove it and wear naked nails. I went bare for about 6 hours but got anxious and did an Independence Day manicure for the 4th of July, which you will see Monday.

Speaking of Monday, the weekly nail art challenge I'm participating in is taking place in the Facebook group Polish-Aholic Anonymous (PAA).  Make sure you send in a request to join if you're interested. The theme for this upcoming Monday is patriotic. For those who live outside of the US, no worries! You can do whatever represents your country.

Well that's all for today! I'll see you in my next post!

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